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Workload: A Reality Check. The Definition of Reasonable and You Deserve a Life!

September 10, 2017 theprovokedpedagogue A guest post by @Provokedpedagog Reasonable definition There are some common responses I get when suggesting measures to reduce workload either in real life or in the twittersphere , it seems teachers are hell bent on sself-destructionvia unrealistic expectations of what is achievable in the constraints of finite time.  The following list […]

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The Stress Threshold – Maintaining a balance

A guest post by @chizkent There is no doubt that teaching is a high-pressured profession; whether you are an NQT, experienced teacher, school leader or work in the school office.  Learning to recognise the level of pressure in ourselves, work colleagues, students and parents is invaluable if we are to maintain positive mental health and relationships. […]

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Keep Your Teacher Wellbeing In Check

Primary recruitment consultant and former KS1 Primary Teacher Annie Davis of @AFlourishing , explains the necessary actions to be implemented to ensure school staff wellbeing remains a priority. Looking back on my time in the classroom, it’s clear to see that I actually prioritised my wellbeing, happiness and mental health as a teacher. Again being a teacher, […]

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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Good Habits – Do You Have Them?

A guest post from @lilliputplay I recently read the research that has been published about diet drinks increasing the risk of strokes, heart disease etc. Then a few hours later on Instagram a fitness fanatic (as he refers to himself) announces that based on the research he wasn’t going to drink them anymore! UMMMMM I wondered – […]

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Top 5 wellbeing tips for the supply teacher

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing. 1. Fretting won’t make the phone ring (or beep, or vibrate). Constantly checking it won’t do the trick either! While you are waiting for work […]

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Focus on inclusion and wellbeing

  A guest post by @Mfeildorf Teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers! Ask any teacher about the buzz they get in the classroom when they have planned a lesson that gets everyone engaged and having fun learning. The penny drop “AHA!” moment that fires up a child and makes them a few inches […]